Is Episcleritis Associated to Glaucoma?

Joseph Pikkel, Otzem Chassid, Ward Srour, Yumna Busool, Larisa Vainer, Irena Epstein, Itzchak Beiran

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Objective:The aim of this study was to show possible connection between episcleritis and open-angle glaucoma.Design:This was a retrospective study.Materials and Methods:Data on 21 patients who suffered from episcleritis and had no previous attack of episcleritis or glaucoma were collected for a period of 8 years (from 2004 to 2011).Results:Six of the 21 patients of the study group (28.6%) were diagnosed as suffering from glaucoma. Four patients had a diffuse conjunctival congestion, 1 had sectoral congestion, and for 1 patient there was no record of conjunctival congestion. Two of the 6 patients with episcleritis and glaucoma experienced recurrent episcleritis events during the follow-up period.Conclusions:This study suggests an association between episcleritis and open-angle glaucoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)669-671
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Glaucoma
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2015


  • conjunctival congestion
  • episcleral venous pressure
  • inflammation
  • intraocular pressure


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